Free Effect Rack Presets

December 25, 2022

Happy holidays from the Soundtoys crew! As a special gift, we’ve created an expansion pack of 20 fun and easy presets for Effect Rack. It’s a diverse little collection that covers mixing techniques, sound design, rhythmic effects, and instrument-specific effects. Think of it like Santa’s bag – full of all kinds of goodies.

This pack has an easy-to-use installer, so simply download, click and enjoy! You’ll find your new expansion pack in Effect Rack’s preset menu, named Pack – Holiday 2022

MAC Installer

PC Installer

We wish you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season. Here’s to an exciting 2023! 

This expansion pack is for Effect Rack. No purchase necessary – thanks for being awesome!

Meet Your New Presets

Most have a video preview – use the links below to listen and hear where these presets might take you.

70s Space Drum Phase: Turn normal drums into psychedelic drums.

808 Parallel Growler: A saturation-based, low-end destruction preset for 808.

808 Parallel Stereolizer: A stereo space-enhancing preset for 808.

Aha Dicer: A hard dicing preset for turning any audio into a rhythm. 

Ambient Padding: A beautiful shimmering synth-like texture behind sustained audio; responds to dynamics of the incoming audio.

Ambient Phased Vocal: A sweeping reverb to add a dramatic, majestic space to vocals. 

Double Weird: Vocal doubling and glitch effects. 

Drum Buss Honeyy: A general-purpose bus chain to add transient shaping, analog saturation, summing, and punch.

Eighties Gaties: Classic gated drum reverb with grit. 

Filtered Depth Charge: Generate thundering filtered underwater vibrations on percussion and drums. 

Four On The Floor: An easy way to add a quarter note pumping FX for groove.

Glimmer Of Hope: A shiny new glimmer of hope is added to any audio. 

Looking Glass Pad: Reversed audio with shimmering pad and stereo pulse.  

Lower Expectations: Low octave, slap delay, and mod for extra thickness and space.

MultiModVerb: Big verb space with chorus, phase, and dynamic tremolo.  

Octave Down Divider: Rhythmic gated pitch-shifted magic to morph any audio into a whole new musical element. 

Parallel Bass Smash 101: A classic bass destruction trick for parallel aux or direct mixing.

Pushing Forward: Multiple rhythmic filters create a driving new rhythm with almost any sound.  

Snowy Night: A sparkling floating nightscape full of pitched bits that fall like snow. The Mandalorian: A sci-fi-like ambiance that throws any sound into a spacey, galactic, whirling reverb/echo.

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Panel: Music for Film
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Jason LaRocca: Sound Design for Film Mixing
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the sound design techniques of Jason LaRocca with this free expansion pack of custom presets for film scoring and mixing inspired by his work on films and series like Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, Morbius, Godfather of Harlem, and Prey for the Devil.

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Outer Limits
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Expanders

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Vocal Processing Week
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March 10, 2022

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Don’t Stop Giving
March 9, 2022

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SIGNALS: Sarah Davachi

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